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Pacific Fisheries Management Council okays forage fish regulations

Historic regulations could improve health of salmon, tuna and other game fish

Vancouver, BC—The Pacific Fisheries Management Council voted Tuesday to establish new restrictions on forage fisheries in US Pacific waters. The decision, which we reported on last week, will require commercial fishers to provide evidence that new fisheries will have minimal ecological impact before a new fishery can be opened. Continue reading Pacific Fisheries Management Council okays forage fish regulations

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Washington Steelhead Outlook for Late February

Wild Steelhead Runs Begin in Olympic Peninsula, Elsewhere

For anyone who won’t tolerate fishing hatchery steelhead, it’s time to start checking the weather. Wild steelhead numbers are going to swell by the day as they make their way upriver for their February run. What’s more, the weather forecasts suggest optimal fishing weather in several places over the next few weekends. To save you some time checking for yourself, here’s a short roundup of promising destinations.

flickr/Jeff Gunn
flickr/Jeff Gunn

Calawah & Hoh River

The Hoh River system, including the tributary Calawah River, is famous for its steelhead. Continue reading Washington Steelhead Outlook for Late February

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Vote on Pacific Forage Fish Management Days Away

New Regulations On Forage Fish Will Impact Salmon, Steelhead, and Tuna Down the Line

The future of Pacific salmon could be decided Monday, when the Pacific Fisheries Management Council votes on new regulations affecting forage fisheries management. The regulations would affect US waters off the coast of Oregon, California, and Washington. Continue reading Vote on Pacific Forage Fish Management Days Away

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Fun & Profit at Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby

Gardiner’s Famous Salmon Derby Could Be Next Weekend’s Best Fishing

Our first love here is freshwater fly fishing, but if your tastes are a little broader than that you may want to look at the Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby next weekend. Continue reading Fun & Profit at Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby

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Chances for Early February Steelhead in Washington

Hatchery Steelhead Provide Decent Fishing Ahead of Early Spring Runs

This would be a good time to spend on another hobby, if you have one: late January and early February is seeing a short lull in Continue reading Chances for Early February Steelhead in Washington

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